Shakumbari Devi Temple

Important information

  • Location: Jasmor, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh 247121, India
  • Temple Open and Close Timing: 05:00 am to 09:30 pm
  • In special days visiting times can be changed.
  • Nearest Railway Station: Saharnapur Railway Station at a distance of nearly 43 kilometres from Shakumbari Devi Temple.
  • Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun at a distance of nearly 90 kilometres from Shakumbari Devi Temple.
  • Important festival: Navratri and Holi.
  • Primary deity: Shakumbari Devi.

Shakumbari Devi Temple is an ancient temple of Hindus. This temple is the Shaktipeeth Temple of Goddess Durga. This temple is located in Jasmour village area, 40 kilometers from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. This temple is one of the famous temples of Saharanpur. It is not known and when the Shakumbari Devi Temple was built, but it is believed that this temple situated between the Shivalik mountain range was built by the Marathas.

On the spot, two important temples of Hindu deities are devoted to a Goddess Shakumbari; another is dedicated to Bhura Dev, which is dedicated to Lord Bhairav. Lord Bhairav is considered as a guard of the Goddess. It said that where Shiva will be, there will be Shakti and where Shakti will be, there will be Shiva.

According to legend, once the demons of the Durgam name worshiped Lord Brahma ji. Pleased with the adoration of the Durgam, Brahma ji gave him a boon that he would not defeat by any devta in war and gave four Vedas and Puranas also. Durgam after receiving boon, he started torturing and Indra, Varun, etc. made the gods their captive. Because of which there was no rain on earth for many years and people forgot religion and karma on earth. Brahmins also started consuming alcohol and meat. Mother started fluttering with tears from her eyes, causing water to flow in the rivers. Ambe Mata created greens and vegetables. By which religion and karma came back to earth again.Ambe Mata killed the dreaded monster and took away four Vedas and Puranas. In this way, the mother's name was Shakumbari due to the welfare of the world through greens and vegetables (vegetarian food).

It is also believed that, here Ambe Mata had worshiped and meditated for 100 years, at the end of each month only had a vegetarian meal. During this time, the saints and sages who came for their worship (Darshan) were welcomed and awarded vegetarian food. Because of this, the temple was named Shakimbari Devi Temple and it was also very strongly connected with the cult of vegetarianism among the Hindus.

The Hindu festival Navratri, and at the time of Holi festival, the famous Shakumbhari Mela is organized. The devotees of Shakumbari first visit the temple to Bhura Dev temple which is located at one kilometer before the Goddess temple and then go to the Goddess Temple.

The popularity of this temple is increasing day by day and even today, there are many devotees who visit this temple for 'Darshan' near this temple. During this famous fair, millions of Hindu devotees visit this temple. Devotees come here to fulfill their good wishes with complete devotion and faith for the Goddess's visit to the temple.

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